family family  /ˈfæ mə li/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a social unit living together
  2. (n) primary social group; parents and children
  3. (n) a collection of things sharing a common attribute
  4. (n) people descended from a common ancestor
  5. (n) a person having kinship with another or others
  6. (n) (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
  7. (n) a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
  8. (n) an association of people who share common beliefs or activities

Usage(s):

  1. When family conflict erupts in murder, bereaved survivors usually say the outburst was unforeseeable, unimaginable.
  2. But Knowledge City is evidence that a new generation of the Ambani family is reinventing India's most powerful business enterprise.
  3. With its mix of political triumph and human tragedy, their saga enthralled the nation and made them America's most powerful family.

News

  1. Family questions excessive force

    The family of a woman shown being thrown to the ground and tased in a YouTube video speaks about why they think police used excessive force.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WANE-TV Fort Wayne

  2. Family wants investigation after man is shot by police

    The family of a man killed by Norfolk police showed up at Tuesday night's city council meeting to protest.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WTKR Norfolk

  3. Family of Hofstra student accidently killed by cop will sue Nassau County PD

    The family of the Hofstra student accidentally killed by a cop during a home invasion will sue the Nassau County Police Department. The lawsuit is based on, what the family calls, “wrongful death, civil rights and negligence.”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

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Quotes

  1. "I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family," Woods said in a statement earlier this week.
    on Dec 4, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: AFP

  2. "My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful," a visibly emotional but composed Jackson told the audience. "To you, Michael is an icon; to us, Michael is family and he will forever live in all of our hearts."
    on Jun 28, 2009 By: Janet Jackson Source: Entertainment Weekly

  3. "I'm resigning rather than put my family through a painful drawn out process," Souder said at a hastily called news conference in his home district in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    on May 18, 2010 By: Mark Souder Source: Reuters

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